Watch how Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi combined to give best performance in Japan for PSG victory
Leo Messi scored his first PSG goal of the season as they debut their new away kit in Japan which is not a bad way to start the season by and It’s not often you see Lionel Messi bag a goal with his right foot
PSG beat Kawasaki Frontale 2-1 in Japan. The goals of the French team were scored by Messi and Kalimuendo
Paris Saint-Germain’s pre-season tour of Japan begins with a showdown against reigning J1 League champions Kawasaki Frontale at the Japan National Stadium on Wednesday evening.
Les Parisiens have already got the better of Quevilly-Rouen in a training ground friendly this summer and now face three games against local opposition in the space of a week.
Meanwhile, Kawasaki Frontale were once again the dominant force in Japan’s top division last season and will relish the opportunity to test their mettle against a fellow national champion, even if the gulf in class becomes evident on the pitch.
This is the first preseason match for the Paris side on arriving at Japan for the tour after a training last week
Lionel Messi scored but Paris Saint-Germain were made to work hard for a 2-1 win over Kawasaki Frontale on Wednesday in the first match of their pre-season Japanese tour.
Star forwards Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe all started in new PSG manager Christophe Galtier’s first game in charge of his full squad in front of a crowd of 65,000 at Tokyo’s National Stadium.
Messi opened the scoring with a 32nd-minute shot but a much-changed PSG line-up in the second half could manage only one more goal through substitute Arnaud Kalimuendo
J-League champions Kawasaki pulled a goal back in the 84th minute when Kazuya Yamamura headed home unmarked to set up a nervy finish.
This is not a bad performance for the Paris side as they prepare ahead of the Coming season
They will be Playing Urawa red on Saturday as second match for the pre season tour